World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Violence; Religion; Secret Service
Pastor says was recently visited by secret service man, told not to speak German, shown Harding proclamation, and sign with name of church defaced. He argues that these actions are "reprehensible" and Gov. has no federal authority to do this.
C. A. Mennenach
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-05-15; Peterson, Iowa; Clay County; Aurelia, Iowa; Buena Vista County; Cherokee County